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Old 03-15-2010, 08:10 PM
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I had to share my excitement with you guys! My new shocks came in today, I am hoping to get them in by the end of the week.

I got the Bilstein 5100s for the front and rear. I think I am going to lift the front with them about 1.34"/1.43" (I think thats what it claims the 2nd slot lifts). So that will give me a 2"+1.4" which would be 3.4" lift in the front. If anyone has any objections to this let me know please. I could alo lit it just .6" or keep it stock. I do not know if lifting it this high with just a spacer and the shock would be a good idea????

I can't wait to get them in I am really excited. I will keep you guys posted, I'l let you know how much the ride changes or not.

Thanks for any advice in advance!!!!
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Now your acting like a child at christmas............LOL. Right on Scat. Saweet. got to let us know how it is and what shes like when your done.
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Congrats Scat, I'm looking forward to the pics!!
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Thanks guys! This really sucks, I started with just a CAI and a programmer and that was supposed to be it. Now I have gotten a bunch of other things haha, its like christmas your right Bones haha

I hope someone can let me know if this would be a good idea to use for added lift
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I'm pretty sure I read that much more than 2.5" of spacer lift and you start needing longer control arms and it starts throwing stuff out of whack but I'm not entirely sure about that.
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I know the front diff will probably need to be lowered. Your probably right I would need some new knuckles as well. Maybe even a longer steering column or something.

Well thats why I posted this, to get some help haha
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Why not just lift it now, Scat? Seems to me you want to and I'd suggest that, if you do, you go with a taller lift kit.
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Lifting it that much without making the neccessary suspension mods will probably give you some serious drivability issues like our infamous death wobble. Would hate to that happen to such an awesome truck.
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why dont you just get a suspension lift!!!! you know you would like it better!!!
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Congrats Scat! I don't know that we've seen you this excited. I have no advice to offer accept look both ways before you cross! J/K..... we need pics when you're done, afterall

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